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Hezbollah Commander Dies In Attack Outside Beirut Home

Hassan al-Laqis, identified as a veteran commander with expertise in technology and intelligence, was reportedly shot in a parking lot outside his home. Hezbollah is blaming Israel for the killing, but Israeli officials denied the claim.
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Next Stop Bangladesh As We Follow Planet Money's T-Shirt

Bangladesh is the cheapest place in the world to make a T-shirt. But this month, the minimum wage there will rise from $39 a month to $68 a month. That's got some factory owners nervous about whether Western retailers there will pull out. Our Planet Money team examines the future of the garment industry in Bangladesh.
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Political Divisions Contribute To Limited Electricity In Gaza

After weeks of living with just six hours of electricity a day, residents of the Gaza Strip hope promises of help from Israel and Qatar will materialize quickly. Even if the lights go back on, anger against the broken Palestinian leadership may be hard to extinguish.
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Iran's Nuclear Deal Faces Big Test

The recent deal between Iran and six world powers grabbed the headlines. But Iran is also working with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be carrying out a long-delayed inspection on an Iranian nuclear reactor in the coming days.
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Brutality Against Protesters Deepens Divisions In Ukraine

Thousands of protesters in Ukraine continue to occupy Kiev's Maidan square and to prevent the government from functioning after President Victor Yanukovich refused to allow the country to strengthen trade ties with the European Union. Ukraine is under intense Russian pressure to continue aligning itself with a customs union comprising countries of the former Soviet Union.
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There And Back Again: One Afghan's Journey To Find Home

In 2000, Auliya Atrafi paid thousands of dollars and risked his life to escape Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. He spent 12 years in England, but recently returned to his homeland, where he is trying to readjust to — and change — life in a conservative society.
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Around The World, Ford's Mustang Fuels A Dream

On Thursday, Ford will unveil the new generation of its iconic pony car in the U.S. and cities around the world. The Mustang is eagerly awaited in Europe, where it hasn't been sold since 1979.
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Protests Intensify Over Ukraine's Rejection Of EU Pact

The government's thumbs down of the proposed trade agreement has sparked widespread anger and street protests that have threatened to topple President Viktor Yanukovych.
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Guardian Editor: We've Published 1 Percent Of Snowden Files

In testimony before Britain's Parliament, Alan Rusbridger tells lawmakers that about 58,000 files obtained from Snowden, or "about 1 percent," have been published by the paper.
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Will Progress On Nuke Talks Mean More Engagement From Iran?

The U.S. is participating in a historic diplomatic push to curb Iran's nuclear program. Some argue that the inroads on the nuclear issue may persuade Iran — which supports Hezbollah and the Syrian regime — to play a more constructive role in the region on other issues. But that's far from certain.

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